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Public Release: 5-May-2015
Marine Mammal Science
Just like humans, dolphins have social networks
They may not be on Facebook or Twitter, but dolphins do, in fact, form highly complex and dynamic networks of friends, according to a recent study by scientists at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University.

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Yap Island typhoon warning in place for Noul
Tropical Storm Noul is still threatening Yap Island located in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 5-May-2015
NASA IMERG sees Australia's bicoastal rainfall
The rainfall accumulation analysis above was computed from data generated by the Integrated Multi-satellite Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) during the period from April 28 to May 3, 2015. During this period IMERG algorithms continuously merged and interpolated satellite passive microwave precipitation estimates and microwave-calibrated infrared satellite estimates over the entire globe.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Marine Geology
Slowdown after Ice Age sounds a warning for Great Barrier Reef's future
Environmental factors similar to those affecting the present day Great Barrier Reef have been linked to a major slowdown in its growth 8,000 years ago, research led by the University of Sydney, Australia shows.
Australian Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Verity Leatherdale
University of Sydney

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Study shows dietary supplements are good for coral health
Most people know the health benefits of taking daily supplements, but what about endangered corals? A new study led by University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researchers found that the critically endangered Staghorn coral may benefit from supplemental nutrition to mitigate the adverse impacts of global climate change.
MOTE Marine Laboratories 'Protect Our Reefs' Grant, Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Contact: Diana Udel
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Nature Climate Change
New climate projections paint bleak future for tropical coral reefs
As greater atmospheric carbon dioxide boosts sea temperatures, tropical corals face a bleak future. New climate model projections show that conditions are likely to increase the frequency and severity of coral disease outbreaks, reports a team of researchers led by Cornell University scientists, published today in Nature Climate Change.
NOAA Climate Program Office and National Science Foundation

Contact: Syl Kacapyr
Cornell University

Public Release: 4-May-2015
2015 Adhesive and Sealant Council Annual Meeting
Puget Sound's clingfish could inspire better medical devices, whale tags
Researchers at the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories are looking at how the biomechanics of clingfish could be helpful in designing devices and instruments to be used in surgery and even to tag and track whales in the ocean.
National Science Foundation, The Seaver Foundation

Contact: Michelle Ma
University of Washington

Public Release: 4-May-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Noul strengthening, organizing
The RapidScat instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station and measures surface winds gathered data that showed newborn Tropical Storm Noul strengthening and organizing.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2015
Law enforcement and national security agencies could benefit from an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology able to determine a person's age, race and gender with high fidelity.

Contact: Ron Walli
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 4-May-2015
AAPG Bulletin
Juvenile shale gas in Sweden
A new hydrogeochemical approach shows the juvenile age of shale gas.

Contact: F. Ossing
GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Nature Geoscience
Ocean currents disturb methane-eating bacteria
Bacteria that feed on methane can control its concentration once it is released from the ocean floor. This can potentially stop the greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere. But ocean currents can easily disturb dinner, according to new study in Nature Geoscience.
Norwegian Research Council

Contact: Maja Sojtaric
CAGE - Center for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Climate and Environment

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Nature Geoscience
India drift
MIT researchers explain mystery of India's rapid move toward Eurasia 80 million years ago.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Current Biology
Gigantic whales have stretchy 'bungee cord' nerves
University of British Columbia researchers have discovered a unique nerve structure in the mouth and tongue of rorqual whales that can double in length and then recoil like a bungee cord. The stretchy nerves explain how the massive whales are able to balloon an immense pocket between their body wall and overlying blubber to capture prey during feeding dives.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Contact: Chris Balma
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Current Biology
These gigantic whales have nerves like bungee cords
Nerves aren't known for being stretchy. In fact, 'nerve stretch injury' is a common form of trauma in humans. But researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on May 4 have discovered that nerves in the mouths and tongues of rorqual whales can more than double their length with no trouble at all.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
Cell Press

Public Release: 1-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Ocean fronts improve climate and fishery production, study finds
A recent study by the University of Georgia found that ocean fronts -- separate regions of warm and cool water as well as salt and fresh water -- act to increase production in the ocean. Brock Woodson's research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed how fronts can be incorporated into current climate and fisheries models to account for small-scale interactions in fishery production and cycling of elements such as carbon and nitrogen in the ocean.

Contact: Brock Woodson
University of Georgia

Public Release: 1-May-2015
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Lousy sockeye are lousy competitors
With major funding from several groups, including NSERC, an SFU doctoral student has made a key discovery regarding Fraser River sockeye's vulnerability to sea lice. Their recently published research indicates that juvenile Fraser River sockeye salmon that are highly infected with sea lice are 20 percent less successful at consuming food than their lightly infected counterparts. The study appears online in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Carol Thorbes
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 1-May-2015
NASA satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Quang making landfall in Western Australia
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Quang as it was making landfall near Learmonth, Western Australia on May 1.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
Marine Technology Society Journal
Listening for whales and fish in the Northwest Atlantic ocean
Scientists are using a variety of buoys and autonomous underwater vehicles to record and archive sounds from marine mammals and fish species in the western North Atlantic through a new listening network known as the US Northeast Passive Acoustic Sensing Network (NEPAN). Researchers hope NEPAN will be the first link in an extensive listening network that would extend along the entire US East Coast, and eventually to waters around the US.
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of Defense's Environmental Security Technology Certification Program, US Navy's Living Marine Resources Program, Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division and others

Contact: Shelley Dawicki
NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
Conservation Biology
NASA contributes to first global review of Arctic marine mammals
A recently published multinational study attempted to gauge the population trends of Arctic marine mammals and changes in their habitat, identify missing scientific information, and provide recommendations for the conservation of Arctic marine mammals over the next decades.
Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Danish Ministry of the Environment, NASA

Contact: Maria-Jose Vinas
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Quang develop an eye
Tropical Cyclone Quang strengthened during the early morning hours of April 30, Eastern Daylight Time/US, and developed an eye. The stronger Quang neared the coast of Western Australia and triggered warnings.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
Fossils inform marine conservation
Fossils help predict which animals are likely to go extinct. Scientists combine information from the fossil record with information about hotspots of human impact to pinpoint animal groups and geographic areas of highest concern for marine conservation.
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, National Science Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Panama's National Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation, Australian Research Council and others

Contact: Beth King
202-633-4700 x28216
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
Tropical marine ecosystems most at threat from human impact
An international team of scientists has used the fossil record during the past 23 million years to predict which marine animals and ecosystems are at greatest risk of extinction from human impact. In a paper published in the journal Science, the researchers found those animals and ecosystems most threatened are predominantly in the tropics.

Contact: Eleanor Gregory
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
'Dead zones' found in Atlantic open waters
German and Canadian researchers have discovered areas with extremely low levels of oxygen in the tropical North Atlantic, several hundred kilometers off the coast of West Africa. The levels measured in these 'dead zones' are the lowest ever recorded in Atlantic open waters. The dead zones are created in eddies, swirling masses of water that slowly move westward. Encountering an island, they could lead to mass fish kills. The research is published today in Biogeosciences.

Contact: Barbara Ferreira
European Geosciences Union

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
Fossils help identify marine life at high risk of extinction today
A study of marine animals that went extinct over the past 23 million years found commonalities that can tell biologists which taxa and ecosystems are most at risk of extinction today. When overlaid with human impacts of overfishing, pollution, habitat destruction and ocean acidification, these risk maps may help pinpoint hotspots of future extinction. The study, led by Seth Finnegan of UC Berkeley, found that mammals are 10 times more vulnerable to extinction than clams.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Robert Sanders
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 29-Apr-2015
Two NASA views of newborn Tropical Cyclone Quang
The tropical low pressure area formerly known as System 98S has organized and developed into Tropical Cyclone Quang in the Southern Indian Ocean.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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